The Last of Us Part II has been delayed
Naughty Dog has announced that it is pushing back the release date of The Last of Us Part II by a few months to May 29th, 2020.
The game was originally scheduled to launch on February 21st, 2020, but has been delayed to give the development team extra time to polish the game.
“It was during the last few weeks, as we were closing out sections of the game, that we realized we simply didn’t have enough time to bring the entire game up to a level of polish we would call Naughty Dog quality,” director Neil Druckmann said on the PlayStation Blog. “At this point we were faced with two options: compromise parts of the game or get more time. We went with the latter, and this new release date allows us to finish everything to our level of satisfaction while also reducing stress on the team.
“While we’re relieved that we won’t have to compromise our vision, we’re disappointed that we weren’t able to avoid this exact situation. We wish we could’ve foreseen the amount of polish we needed, but the size and scope of this game got the better of us. We hate disappointing our fans and for that we’re sorry.”
Last month, Naughty Dog shared a new trailer for the game that showed Ellie taking on the Infected and teased a returning character.